Helping the Community and Promoting Farming

Tim DietrichWarren BeelerLee HahnTommy Yankey

What makes an event here in Lawrenceburg so great is some great food, and many times that food is provided by an organization dedicated to promote agriculture and help the community.  The Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association is part of a statewide network to help educate farmers, promote beef and foraging, and also give back to the community.

According to past president, Tim Dietrich, the cattlemen hold cookouts throughout the year for various organizations as well as to raise funds for two $2000 scholarships and other projects.  Their most recent cookout was at the Poker Run for the Healing Field, providing free food for those attending the fundraiser to maintain the Healing Field at the Legion Park.  Their cookout at the annual Burgoo Festival is their biggest event.

They also provide educational meetings for farmers looking to improve their system.  At their past meeting, Warren Beeler, a world renown livestock judge and executive director of the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy, spoke about his experiences.

As the cattlemen and agriculture community in general look to the future, they are hoping to bring in more youth to the organization.  According to current president, Lee Hahn, younger generations are losing interest in farming, and he is hoping with the right incentive to bring more interest.

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